Friday, December 25, 2020

Closing Out a Looooong Year...

"I'd like to get off now.  Please!
Hi, everyone.  It's been a long time -- much, much longer than I'd anticipated when last we spoke.

The year 2020 has been -- let's not mince words -- a raging dumpster fire for every sensible human being on the planet.  I hope you all are hanging in there as best you can despite everything the world is throwing at you.

I'd like to think that the hell I endured in the previous two years (more on that in my next post) left me better-prepared to deal with the disastrous fallout of two self-obsessed presidents and their vain attempts to hide their own incompetence.  Though I've never lived in China or the United States, many of my friends do.  I can only offer my sympathies for those caught completely off-guard by the CoViD-19 pandemic -- and offer my sincerest gratitude to those who saw it coming and did their best to control the damage despite their warnings falling on deaf ears.

That said, I wish you all Happy Holidays and hope you all pull through stronger and wiser than before.  I've heard that those who have endured true pain understand the real value of kindness.  I'd like to think that this hellish experience will make the majority of us come out better people in the end -- kinder, more thoughtful, and far more sympathetic.  That may be naive thinking, but I'd rather hope for better days than let despair consume me any longer.

I look forward to catching up with you all very soon.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A New Year, A New Start

Happy New Year, everyone!

As some of you have already guessed, 2019 has been an incredibly eventful year in my neck of the woods.  I've been dealing with the aftermath of many personal and professional issues that have popped up since 2018 (and a few spilling over from 2017).  Some of these issues have thankfully been resolved, while others are still being worked out.  It's a long story -- one better suited to a bad soap opera than an indie game's localization blog.

Frankly, it's a long line of dominoes that, for a while, made me despise thinking about anything related to RKS (hence the year of silence).

There's a lot to say that I'd like to go over with you in due time.  Given some of the reactions I received the last time I publicly opened up about my problems, I'm not particularly looking forward to giving shitposters ammunition to use against me or my team.  So, please be patient with me as I try and figure out what to share and when.

That said, I wish everyone belated Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year on behalf of Darkside Translations and Schwer and Schwer Alike.  There's a lot to look forward to, and a lot to look back on, in the coming year.

Until next time!